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Coming out of the chamber

At the Norwegian Chamber Music Festivals, the musicians decide.


[festival] On Friday 11 August, Tine Thing Helseth will kick off the 18th edition of the Oslo Chamber Music Festival. She won NRK's ​​music competition "Virtuos" this winter and came second in the Eurovision Young Musician final in Vienna in May, but her instrument – the trumpet – is not exactly typical of chamber music's core repertoire from classicism and romance.

- The repertoire for the solo trumpet is much smaller than for violin and piano, but it is partly from the Baroque and from the 20th century. It turns out that I play a lot of new music, she says.

A national movement

It is easy to see chamber music as the last stronghold of the well-dressed bourgeoisie, but almost all of Norway's chamber music festivals have been initiated and conducted by the musicians themselves – with the help of good networks and relatively. . .

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